The Contented Botanist: Letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific

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Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1988 - History - 413 pages
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English translation of a monograph first published (1985) in Japanese. Provides a systematic account of results developed in the last fifteen years. Addressed primarily to mature mathematicians, but written so as to be reasonable accessible also to graduate students with little prior exposure to the concepts and methods of modern algebraic geometry. (NW) Unabridged letters, recently rediscovered, of an outstanding Victorian botanist who made significant scientific contributions, in particular with his work on Australian flora. He was a prolific writer who corresponded about both his work and his extensive travels. Available in North America from ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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